Tottenham will repeat two mistakes if they let Everton sign James Maddison

James Maddison of Norwich and Pascal Gross of Brighton in action during the pre-season friendly match between Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Carrow Road on July 29, 2017 in...

Tottenham must step up interest in Norwich City's James Maddison amid Everton interest.

James Maddison of Norwich and Pascal Gross of Brighton in action during the pre-season friendly match between Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Carrow Road on July 29, 2017 in...

Everton have been linked with a move to sign Norwich City sensation James Maddison, ESPN report.

Maddison, 20, has been impressive in the Championship this season and starred against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup fourth round.

Everton's interest should act as a wake up call to Tottenham, who blew the chance to sign Maddison in 2016.

James Maddison of Norwich City celebrates victory after the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road on October 22, 2017 in Ipswich, England.

The Evening Standard reported that Spurs had a 'strong interest' in Maddison while he was at Coventry City.

Tottenham were considering a Dele Alli type deal which would have involved buying him for £5 million and loaning him back to the Sky Blues.

It came a surprise when days later they were beaten to his signature by Norwich, whose acquisition is starting to bear fruit.

Ademola Lookman of Everton during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

If Maddison is up for grabs at the right price this January then Tottenham will be able to redress their past error, but it could be their final opportunity to do so if Everton win the race.

Spurs made an error in January when they were beaten to the signature of Ademola Lookman by the Toffees for the Charlton Athletic talent.

The Express had linked Tottenham with a £8 million move for Lookman in 2016 before he moved to Everton for slightly higher fee months later.

Signing Maddison would allow Tottenham to somewhat make up for their previous errors, and if it helps swing the deal they should consider loaning him back to Norwich until the end of the current campaign.

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